Good mourning, it’s Monday! Number 8

Welcome to another installment of Good mourning, it’s Monday! This weekly blog looks to cover various topics in the news, along with personal stories or encounters from the past week at home and work to help you through your first day back at work (unless you don’t work). Hopefully my seven followers like this and share this to make it eight. Enjoy…

Robin Williams and Tupac arrested in Arizona with 114 pounds of pot

Source: PAYSON, Ariz. – Suspects by the names Robin Williams and Tupac were arrested with more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Payson Sunday. Albuquerque residents Robin Williams, 21, Tupac Crum, 19, and Erick Harris Jr., 22, were all arrested and booked into the Gila County jail on drug charges. The marijuana inside had a street value of about $69,000, according to Arizona DPS.

Before we get to the obvious, I’ve always found it bananas how much pot people are able to obtain. They had a chubby child amount of the devil’s lettuce that was going for a total of 69 (nice) thousand bucks. But they had it sitting in the bed of a white Chevy pickup like true amateurs would. Take a lesson from TV or literally anywhere to know that you have to stash the herb in secret spot. Seat cushions, in the roof, or even just under the seat. Learn young I suppose and do better next time? Okay, on to the mugshots…

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Listen, if you name your kid Tupac, he’s either going to end up making music or get famous for a stupid crime. Unfortunately, this kid got the latter. You have to wonder why he didn’t go all in by shaving his head bald and having a nose piercing. Missed opportunity there, friends. Instead of laying down tracks, his head looks like the microphone to record them. Sad.

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I was not expecting that. I think we all assumed Robin would be in his middle years with a grizzly beard or an elderly nanny. Instead, we get the reefer version of Moana. No one names their son Robin any more. If you’re calling your kid “Robby,” it’s because his name is Robert. But there’s no shot her parents put one and one together to realize they were naming their kid after The Genie. Robin had to be the great-grandmother’s name or something obscure. Regardless, instead of developing photos at SavMart, Robin has this nice mugshot to remember how much of a dingus she was for leaving weed in the bed of a pickup. (Yes, I tried putting in as many Robin Williams movie references as possible.)

Finally, being from the home of Walter White, these wannabe drug dealers should have know better when dipping their toes in the drug game. Weak.

ExxonMobil says to return to Russian Arctic once sanctions lifted

Source: Glenn Waller, the head of ExxonMobil operations in Russia, said on Tuesday that the company will return to its joint oil project with Rosneft in the Russian Arctic once sanctions against Moscow are lifted.

The oil major had to withdraw from the drilling project with Rosneft in 2014 when the West imposed sanctions against Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian crisis.

I wanted to stay away from anything political since the election ended, but I believe a report like this is too important to not share. Various news outlets have been reporting that President-Elect Trump is highly considering ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. Tillerson has deep ties to the Russian government, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Paul Blumenthal from the Huffington Post tweeted this report, along with a tiny tid-bit that ExxonMobil has a $300b drilling deal with Russian firm Rosneft in the Arctic and it’s been on hold due to sanctions.

The Secretary of State position is arguably in the top 5 of most important political positions in the United States, and Trump is most likely awarding it to a person who would directly and financially benefit immensely from serving as Secretary of State. From his outlandish comments, irrational rhetoric, and to his bizarre journey to the White House, this is the type of stuff Americans should be worried about in regards to Trump. Yes, many politicians are corrupt with their own special interests, but this so completely over the top and completely open. Trump won the Presidency by saying what the people wanted. Now that he’s in, he can contradict everything he promised with little repercussion.

Now, let’s talk about the husband of the new Administrator of the Small Business Administration…

ESPN’s 30 for 30 releases trailer for XFL documentary

2001 was in the midst of the height of the World Wrestling Federation (a.k.a. WWF, a.k.a WWE, since pandas and wrestlers are confusing to differentiate). Vince McMahon launched the XFL, which was like NFL Blitz in real life. It was over the top, action packed, and was the new crazy sport to watch. Except, it sucked; the players were garbage. I imagine this being similar to 30 for 30’s piece on the USFL. Despite the XFL existing for only one season, I can see this documentary having so much more entertaining material given that McMahon is out of his skull. Can’t wait.

“This Was The XFL” debuts Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 9 p.m. est on ESPN.

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